In 2007, the former Duke University All-American married Tom Creavy, a noted PGA teaching professional.
How Park, a 24-year-old South Korean, climbed into such heady company is a story of love, independence, perseverance and a potent putter. -- known for its sharply contoured greens and wind that can whip in off the Atlantic Ocean -- is a mystery to virtually everyone in the field, but Park has proven to be a tough USGA player. The only females to win a season's first two majors since the founding of the LPGA were Berg (who did it two times), Zaharias, Wright, Sandra Haynie, Bradley and Sorenstam. "My game just didn't click that week -- I think because I was forcing things. Women's Open at 19, becoming the championship's youngest winner, but then went winless on the LPGA for more than four years.
“On the weekend, I want to spend time with the kids. “Whenever my in-laws or parents come to town and babysit is when I can sneak [golf] in.” There was a time when competing on the LPGA Tour was a goal.
As she matured, Creavy began to realize that her game, which relied on precision over power, wasn’t quite in the same league as elite pros like Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa or Yani Tseng.
Leigh Anne Creavy (nee Hardin) anticipates a day not too far in the future when she will play competitive golf again. Or, if Creavy chooses to apply for reinstatement of her amateur status – she has stayed a professional despite not competing on any tour in seven years – she could possibly play in another U. These days, a full-time job and a fledgling family keep her plenty busy.
Women’s Open, a championship Creavy played three times as an amateur. But more likely, her next competitive opportunity may come in a parent-child event, because the 1998 U. Girls’ Junior champion and 2002 USA Curtis Cup Team member has other priorities.